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“This is a wonderful achievement. Congratulations to you and all involved in this visionary work. Australians will be so much better off due to this enormous effort.”

DR BETHANY BRAND Professor of Psychology Towson University

“It is an excellent report - citing these figures is important in the constant battle for funding - or at the moment the battle against funding cuts!”

CAROLYN QUADRIO Associate Professor School of Psychiatry UNSW

“This report into the cost of unresolved trauma makes sobering reading.”


“Thanks! What a great contribution to our societies. Australia is leading the way.”


“Great report! The cost-saving is what appeals to many politicians.”


Economic report. The cost of unresolved childhood trauma and abuse in adults in Australia

This report from Blue Knot Foundation and Pegasus Economics delineates the substantial costs of not providing the right support and services for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. It highlights a strategy for addressing the structural budget deficit by addressing the public health issue of childhood trauma and abuse.



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on Tuesday, 3 October 2017.
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on Monday, 2 October 2017.


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“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”


“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


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